My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Girl Who Had Everything (1953)

RICHARD THORPE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1953.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Art Cohn, based on the novel by Adela Rogers St. John and the play by Willard Mack.  Cinematography by Paul … Continue reading

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March 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Swan (1956)

CHARLES VIDOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1956.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by John Dighton, based on the play A Hattyu by Ferenc Molnar.  Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg, Robert Surtees.  Produced by Dore Schary.  Music by Bronislau Kaper.  Production … Continue reading

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February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

In The Good Old Summertime

BBB (out of 5) The classic film The Shop Around The Corner with James Stewart has been remade as a musical by MGM, starring Van Johnson and Judy Garland as colleagues … Continue reading

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November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Anchors Aweigh

BBB.5 (out of 5) Lightweight musical that isn’t as memorable as Gene Kelly‘s later navy-themed On The Town. He and Frank Sinatra (who co-starred with Kelly in the aforementioned Stanley Donen … Continue reading

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August 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

BBBB (out of 5) One of the best remembered of the crime novels by James M. Cain adapted for the screen, mostly notable for the sexy entrance by newly christened … Continue reading

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August 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

JOHN HUSTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1950.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Ben Maddow, John Huston, based on the novel by W.R. Burnett.  Cinematography by Harold Rosson.  Produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr..  Music … Continue reading

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July 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Singin’ In The Rain

BBBBB (out of 5) The classic musical that has never aged a day. Gene Kelly plays a movie star during a time when silent films were switching over to synchronized sound. … Continue reading

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July 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Song Of The Thin Man (1947)

EDWARD BUZZELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1947.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Stanley Roberts, Screenplay by Steve Fisher, Nat Perrin, additional dialogue by James O’Hanlon, Harry Crane, based on characters created … Continue reading

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June 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Last Time I Saw Paris

BBB (out of 5) It was in this so-so romantic drama that Elizabeth Taylor said she first got an interest in being a good performer; up until then it had just … Continue reading

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June 8, 2013 · Leave a comment